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At least it can't get any worse than the bow, can it?

Apparently, yes it can.


April 17, 2009: President Obama shakes hands with Venezeula's
Hugo Chavez in this photo released by the Venezuelan government.


This is AFTER...

Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus"
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:24pm EDT

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

"He goes and accuses me of exporting terrorism: the least I can say is that he's a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality," said Chavez, who heads a group of left-wing Latin American leaders opposed to the U.S. influence in the region.

Chavez said Obama's comments had made him change his mind about sending a new ambassador to Washington, after he withdrew the previous envoy in a dispute last year with the Bush administration in which he also expelled the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela.

"When I saw Obama saying what he said, I put the decision back in the drawer; let's wait and see," Chavez said on his weekly television show, adding he had wanted to send a new ambassador to improve relations with the United States after the departure of George W. Bush as president.

In a January interview with Spanish-language U.S. network Univision, Obama said Chavez had hindered progress in Latin America, accusing him of exporting terrorist activities and supporting Colombian guerrillas.

"My, what ignorance; the real obstacle to development in Latin America has been the empire that you today preside over," said Chavez, who is a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy.

In the 20th century the United States supported several armed movements and coups in Latin America. Chavez says Washington had a hand in a short-lived putsch against him in 2002, which was initially welcomed by U.S. officials.

Chavez and Obama will both attend the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago next month. It is not known whether they will meet.

Most of OPEC nation Venezuela's export income comes from oil it sells to the United States, but Chavez has built stronger ties with countries like China in an attempt to reduce dependence on his northern neighbor.

Chavez expelled its U.S. ambassador in September in a dispute over U.S. activities in his ally Bolivia, which also expelled its U.S. ambassador. Ecuador's left-wing President Rafael Correa this year kicked out a mid-ranking U.S. diplomat.

(Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Chavez? Who cares about his opinion? Are you saying his opinion matters? Are you that unAmerican?
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Chavez? Who cares about his opinion? Are you saying his opinion matters? Are you that unAmerican?
One has to wonder who's next.


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We have been neglecting our continent too long. Our aggression needs better and more local direction for long term gain. Our aggression must be righteous though, we must improve the populace at the same time. Tough order, but we should try.
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^ Please continue. You are making some sense.
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We have been neglecting our continent too long. Our aggression needs better and more local direction for long term gain. Our aggression must be righteous though, we must improve the populace at the same time. Tough order, but we should try.
Hemisphere, perhaps? Venezuela is in S.A.

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^ Please continue. You are making some sense.
We are closer than you think in our most basic thoughts. I believe an entity, take our country for example, if it is not growing than it is shrinking. History is full of examples. We can not turn completely in upon ourselves or we will falter. Aggression is allowed and even revered if it appears righteous in influence.
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Hemisphere, perhaps? Venezuela is in S.A.
I'm glad you questioned that. I contend all of N, S, and Central America is one and should be treated as such. Calling it all one continent helps convey that righteous and magnanimous endeavor I find needful. The need to tolerate and quietly adopt the nations of our one continent for the gain of the whole is a must for longevity.

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The jig is up, Dig has found it, the damning picture showing Obama giving the secret radical Muslim/Terrorist handshake to a secret radical Muslim/Terrorist. Thank you Dig for bringing down the greatest POTUS the world has ever known........

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